Emergency Assistance

The Foundation Student Success Fund provides support to students who are most at risk of abandoning their education due to financial hardship.  The fund is designed to meet specific needs directly or indirectly related to a student’s successful progression through the college. It is available to students who have exhausted all other forms of assistance.

The maximum Foundation award is $350, once every 365 days, and can be used for essential needs such as utility bills, transportation, childcare, groceries, and other expenses that may be a barrier to completion. Emergency assistance is awarded to the student’s selected refund preference with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc.

Students must be registered in the current quarter and be in at least their second quarter, in good standing as verified by their instructor and unofficial transcript, and have unmet need as confirmed by the Financial Aid office. Students must also have a FASA or WAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office.

Emergency assistance is not intended to pay for tuition, exams, books, tools or supplies. If you need assistance with those expenses, please apply for Foundation quarterly scholarships.

Apply for Emergency Assistance here

Please read the directions carefully and fill out the application completely.

If you need assistance, please contact LeAnn Dreier, Foundation Director, at 253.680.7160 or ldreier@batestech.edu.

Cares Act emergency funding through the college can be found here

Pierce County Human Services has funding for Pierce County citizens:

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